Deterministic Numerical Modeling of Soil–Structure Interaction

Deterministic Numerical Modeling of Soil–Structure Interaction

Edited by

Stéphane Grange, INSA in Lyon, France
Diana Salciarini, University of Perugia, Italy

ISBN : 9781786307989

Publication Date : December 2021

Hardcover 228 pp

165.00 USD



In order to describe soil–structure interaction in various situations (nonlinear, static, dynamic, hydro-mechanical couplings), this book gives an overview of the main modeling methods developed in geotechnical engineering. The chapters are centered around: the finite element method (FEM), the finite difference method (FDM), and the discrete element method (DEM).

Deterministic Numerical Modeling of Soil–Structure Interaction allows the reader to explore the classical and well-known FEM and FDM, using interface and contact elements available for coupled hydro-mechanical problems. Furthermore, this book provides insight on the DEM, adapted for interaction laws at the grain level. Within a classical finite element framework, the concept of macro-element is introduced, which generalizes constitutive laws of SSI and is particularly straightforward in dynamic situations. Finally, this book presents the SSI, in the case of a group of structures, such as buildings in a town, using the notion of metamaterials and a geophysics approach.


1. Hydro-mechanically Coupled Interface Finite Element for the Modeling of Soil–Structure Interactions: Application to Offshore Constructions, Benjamin Cerfontaine and Robert Charlier.
2. DEM Approach for the Modeling of Geotechnical Structures in Interaction with Reinforcements, Pascal Villard.
3. SSI Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Problems Usinga Finite Difference Method, Daniel Dias and Orianne Jenck.
4. Macroelements for Soil–Structure Interaction, Diana Salciarini, Stéphane Grange, Claudio Tamagnini and Panagiotis Kotronis.
5. Urban Seismology: Experimental Approach to Soil–Structure Interaction Towards the Concept of Meta-city!, Philippe Guéguen, Philippe Roux and Andrea Colombi.

About the authors

Stéphane Grange is a Professor at the INSA in Lyon, France, and Director of the GEOMAS Civil Engineering Laboratory. His research focuses on the dynamic behavior of structures in interaction with their environment.

Diana Salciarini is Associate Professor at the University of Perugia, Italy. Her research topics include: the analysis of soil–structure interaction phenomena under dynamic loading conditions, and coupled problems in geo-structure behavior under thermal cycles.